Funeral Arrangements

Thursday, June 19, 2003


Carol Jean (Thies) (Seavey) Ashmore, age 62, of Storm Lake, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2003, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 18, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alta with Reverend Kevin Huss officiating. Interment was in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. The Sliefert - Asmus Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Carol Jean Ashmore was born the daughter of Fred and Theresa (Harms) Thies on June 18, 1940, in Sioux City. She was baptized in July of 1940 and confirmed in 1952. Carol attended Correctionville Public School and graduated in 1958. She began working at the bank in Correctionville upon her graduation and later transferred to a bank in Sioux City. On April 9, 1961, Carol was united in marriage to Richard W. Seavey in Correctionville. This union was blessed with one son, Paul. In 1976, Richard passed away. On June 18, 1999, Carol was united in marriage to Craig Ashmore in Moville.

In 1975, Carol joined First Federal Bank in Storm Lake and continued working there until 1982 when she moved to California. She returned to First Federal Bank in 1986 and worked there until her retirement in April of 2002.

Carol was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alta, where she played the organ and sang in the choir.

Among many favorite hobbies, Carol enjoyed crafts, singing and traveling. She loved working in her yard, especially with her flowers. But, what she cherished most of all, was being with her family who loved her very much.

Preceding Carol in death were her parents, Fred and Theresa Thies; her first husband, Richard Seavey in 1976; her son, Paul Wesley Seavey in 1979; her brothers: James, Dean, Elwood and Duane; and her sister, Marge Streeter.

Carol is survived by her husband, Craig Ashmore of Storm Lake; her step-son, Randy Ashmore and his wife, Tammy of Danville, KY and their two children: Alexis and Deanna; two sisters: Janice Wink and her husband, Gene and Arlene Bernhardt and her husband, Roger, all of Moville; several nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law: Norma Thies of Moville, and Dorothy Thies of California; and other loving relatives and friends.


Funeral services for Dorothy M. "Dottie" Bucknam, age 91 of Sac City, were held on Tuesday, June 17 at Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City with Reverend Dean McPherson officiating. Burial was in the Oakland Cemetery, Sac City.

Dorothy died Saturday, June 14 at the Park View Care Center in Sac City after a lingering illness.

Dorothy, the daughter of Otto and Leila (Penniman) Williams, was born July 21, 1911, in Sac County. As a child, she lived with her parents in rural Sac County and Sac City. She received her education from country school and Sac City High School.

Dottie was united in marriage to George L. Bucknam on November 5, 1939 in Sac City. She made her home in Sac City all her life with the exception of two years when living in California while George was in the US Navy. George passed away on April 17, 1992.

She was confirmed in the United Methodist Church, Sac City, in 1925.

In her earlier years, Dottie worked at the Johnson Portrait Studio in Sac City; she also worked as a sales clerk at Chief Clothing in Sac City from 1964 until retiring in 1991. She enjoyed playing cribbage, playing the piano, and having supper and coffee with her friends.

Dottie moved into the Park View Care Center in April 1999.

She is survived by her sister Hazel Babb and husband Jim of Colorado Springs, CO; sister-in-law Maxine Zubradt of Storm Lake; nieces: Vonnie Benofsky, Leila Wyatt, Barbara Adkins, Paula Nauser, Patty Larson and Barb Pingrey; nephews: John Williams, Randy Williams, and Darrel Dierson; special cousin, Donna Jean Truelsen; and other extended family members and friends.

Dottie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George; brother and sister-in-law, Florence "Trudy" and Harry Rupp; three brothers-in-law, Vern Dierson, Harold and his wife Vergil Bucknam and L.J. "Pete" Zubradt; sister-in-law, Lorene Bucknam; and two nieces Shelley Williams and DeAnn Zubradt Bodaken.


Robert Lamb, age 84, of Storm Lake died Sunday, June 15, 2003 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 18, at St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake, with Reverend Douglas Haynes officiating. Burial will be in the Gilford Township Cemetery in Oak Center, Wabasha County, Minnesota on Thursday, June 19 at 1 p.m.

Robert Leslie Lamb was born on the family farm May 4, 1919 in Oak Center, Wabasha County, Minnesota; the son of Harvey and Clara (Gilbert) Lamb. Robert engaged in farming on the family farm with his father. In 1953 after finishing electrical/radio school in Minnesota, Robert relocated to Storm Lake and worked as the chief radio engineer at radio station KAYL until 1975. After the radio station, he worked as a custodian at Storm Lake High School and at the Methodist Manor. He retired in 1981.

Robert married Beatrice Atkinson on September 19, 1948. Robert married Esther (Gerke) Stieghorst, widow of Ray Stieghorst on May 24, 1980. Robert and Esther enjoyed traveling around the United States and visited many sights.

Robert enjoyed his grandchildren, participating in camera club, working on amateur radio, gardening, and attending church functions. One fun activity was playing dominoes with the grandchildren. Because of his interest in electronics, he was continually building radio components for his Ham Radio Station KØEVC. He was the key member of the local Ham radio club.You would find him constantly talking to other radio enthusiasts from his radio in the basement of his home.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Clara Lamb; an infant son; his first wife Beatrice (Atkinson) Lamb; one granddaughter; sister Edith Meyer; and brother Harold Lamb.

He is survived by his wife, Esther Lamb of Storm Lake; brother, Alfred and wife Vera Lamb; brother, Arliss Lamb; one daughter, Nancy and husband Ramon Mayo of New York; two sons, Bill and wife Mary Lamb of Ocala, Florida and Andy and wife Mary Lamb of Tucson, Arizona; three step-daughters, Diane and husband Gary Christiansen of Peterson, Donna and husband Dave Dose of Storm Lake, and Darlene and husband Blaine Perry of Aurelia; 18 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.


Ruby Anna Turner, age 90, of Storm Lake, passed away on June 12, 2003, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 17, at the Sliefert - Asmus Funeral Home in Storm Lake with Reverend Jamie Cutler of the United Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Sliefert - Asmus Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruby Anna Anderson Turner was born on October 3, 1912, on her parents' farm 3 miles southeast of Galva. She was the daughter of John A. and Anna (Jensen) Anderson. She attended Galva School and graduated in 1930. She was baptized in the Galva Methodist Church and later became a member of the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake.

In August of 1931, Ruby graduated from Thompson's School of Beauty Culture in Des Moines, and passed the Iowa State Board of Cosmetology in September of the same year. She was a beautician in Galva for one year before moving to Storm Lake where she was hired by Ray Turner of Turner Brother's Barber and Beauty Salon.

On November 9, 1940, Ruby Anna Anderson and William Raymond Turner were united in marriage at Fort Dodge. They raised two children: Donna Rae (Vander Linden) and William John "Bill."

Ruby loved her family, her town, the lake and life in Iowa. She was especially fond of fishing, playing bridge and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her great sense of humor allowed her to always see the bright side of life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her two brothers: Vernon and Clifford and her husband.

Survivors include her daughter, Donna Vander Linden and her husband, Lonnie of Webster, S.D.; her son, William John "Bill" Turner of Storm Lake; three grandchildren: Jill Hossley and her husband, Allen of Tyler, TX; Todd Vander Linden. and Christopher Vander Linden, both of Webster, S.D.; two great-grandchildren: Katherine Alexis and Kaitlin Anna Hossley, both of Tyler, TX; one nephew, James Anderson and his wife, Ann of Englewood, CO; two nieces: Aletha Stephen and her husband, Roger of Storm Lake and Nancy Kellbaum of Varina, and many friends.